Weekend Flyer: Funk Factory, The Last Waltz, Drive-in Dance Party, and more

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It is African American Music Month, and local organization Music Moves will present a series of free online concerts every weekend in the month of June to commemorate the event. The concerts will be streamed from the Music Moves social media profiles, and will kick off with a hip hop/rap performance at 6 p.m. on Friday by Yung Bay. Performances continue with Funk Factory on Saturday at 6 p.m., and at noon and 6 p.m. on Sunday with Pastor Tim Rodgers and the Fellas. Here’s more information.

Maxine’s Tap Room will host a cocktail event via their social media pages tonight, with operator Hannah Withers showing folks how to make their versions of Negronis and Bells of the Ball at 6 p.m. on Facebook, and then at 7 p.m. on Instagram Live. Here’s more info.

Walton Arts Center will host another installment of their heARTs at Home series, this time with a focus on Pride Month. Details are here.

There are a few in-person events happening this week as well. Prairie Street Live will continue their weekend event series with a Dirty Dancing movie night on their giant screen Friday night, a showing of The Last Waltz on Saturday, and a crawfish boil on Sunday. Here’s more about those events.

How about a dance party? Local dance party thrower Bo Counts will host a Drive-in Dance Party in the lot behind Pinpoint on Saturday night, with a light show and curated jams by DJ Beat Bachs (aka Counts). It’s free, but donations are recommended. You can also order food from Big Box Karaoke, and the’ll bring it to your car. Here’s more info about that.

Speaking of Big Box, they have reopened for private suite karaoke for small groups that’d like to get together and sing this weekend.

In general, if you can find a way to support your favorite local places, please do. It’s so tough out there right now.

We hope y’all have a good weekend.